ISSUE 42

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About Inside Letting

Produced by City of Edinburgh Council's Private Rented Services, Inside Letting keeps you up to date with useful information for anyone interested in Edinburgh's private letting market. This quarterly magazine provides a lively mix of articles, many from the key players in the rental market. It also gives information and advice on a wide variety of topical issues.

In issue 22, we cover the launch of the city's Housing Advice and Information Strategy. Find out how to deal with the death of a tenant in our Case Notes feature. Discover more about renting in other parts of the world and don't miss our new Repairing Standard Checklist. Littlejohns Ltd give us their view of Edinburgh's letting market and we tell you about smoke control areas.
Inside Letting - issue 22

In issue 21, discuss charges and premiums in our Case Notes feature and we highlight the newly commissioned tenant advice services. Click-let give us their take on the Edinburgh rental market and spotlight new energy saving opportunities for landlords and tenants.*Please note that the number for EHAP is 0845 302 4607*
Inside Letting - issue 21

In our milestone issue 20, read about the Letfirst scheme and what it could mean to landlords. Case Notes discusses the Right to Adapt and Reasonable Adjustments in rented property. We publish data from the ELA tenant survey and feedback from our training sessions. Find out about Cannabis farms in rented property and the proposals in the forthcoming Housing Bill.
Inside Letting - issue 20

In issue 19, read about Gas Registration and the change to Gas Safe Register. Our Case Notes discuss Guarantor Agreements and the Market Reports focuses on Edinburgh's house prices. Find out where to send your Section 11 notification forms. "Protecting your Investment" tells you who within the City of Edinburgh council can help you maintain your property. The landlord checklist shows you at a glance what you need to know about preparing and letting property.
Inside Letting - issue 19

In issue 18, read about Energy Performance Certificates. Find out how Edinburgh Landlord Day went. We explain the new legislation regarding Section 11 of the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003 and changes to Landlord Registration fees and discounts.  Case Notes explains how to obtain a court order for eviction. Cullen Property give us their Market Report. Read about how to deal with water leaks and the changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax.
Inside Letting - issue 18

In issue 17, find out what's happening on Edinburgh Landlord Day. Take your opportunity to influence LHA levels. Our regular Case Notes feature highlights how important it is to correctly identify what you are letting. You can also read about condensing boilers, lets with pets and the Edinburgh Furniture Initiatives new showroom.
Inside Letting - issue 17 

In issue 16, we report on the progress of our Landlord Registration Team and the start of enforcement. Case Notes tells us what to expect at the Private Rented Housing Panel and we launch the Letwise/Trading Standards tenancy deposits pack. Find out more about the change to gas registration and read about the Edinburgh Stair Cleaning Service.
Inside Letting - issue 16

In issue 15, read about changes to LHA, find out about new gas regulations and read the Case Notes which deals with subletting. Our Pest Control team offer practical advice about mice and bed bugs and discover why an inventory is so important.
Inside Letting - issue 15 

In issue 14, find out how house prices statistics are compiled and reported. We report on the NUS housing research - 'Brick by Brick'. Read about the raising of Claims limits. Our regular Case Notes deals with who can sign tenancy agreements. The Advice shop gives practical advice on repossession and debt.
Inside Letting - issue 14

In issue 13, read about the Repairing Standard and the requirement for smoke detectors in all rented property. Find out about your data protection obligations. Our case notes article focuses on mortgage repossession. 
Inside Letting - issue 13

In issue 12, learn more about council tax and your income tax obligations. Read about our customer survey. In Case Notes we talk about Abandonment and the Assured or Short Assured Tenancy agreement.
Inside Letting - Issue 12

In issue 11, the Energy and Climate Change Special, read about Energy Performance Certificates, the Scottish House Condition Survey and how to make your property greener. Tash Shotton, the Vice-president of Edinburgh University Student Association, tells us why students want energy efficient property. Find out about Warm Deal Grants, the Edinburgh Furniture Initiative, Gas Safety and Portable Appliance Testing with Fresh Start.
Inside Letting - Issue 11

In issue 10 you can read our exclusive Interview with Isabel Montgomery, President of the Private Rented Housing Panel. Find out about new Edinburgh Landlord Accreditation benefits, Digital TV services, Case Notes: Ending a tenancy, and more about Holiday letting.
Inside Letting - Issue 10

In issue 9 you can read about, Edinburgh Landlord Day, Landlord Registration, Case notes: what is an Short Assured Tenancy? and an interview with newly appointed council leader Ewan Aitken.
Inside Letting - Issue 9

In issue 8 you can read about Real Estate Investment Trusts, Houses in Multiple Occupation and holiday lets.
Inside Letting - Issue 8

Issue 7 focuses on Landlord Registration. You can also read about Orchard and Shipman, ELA, SIPPs and Letwise.
Inside Letting - Issue 7
Landlord Registration - special supplement

In issue 6 you can read about Responsible Renting Week, the Council's Antisocial Behaviour Investigation Team, finding a Tradesman and keeping your home affordably warm.
Inside Letting - Issue 6

In Issue 5 you can read about our Strategy for Private Renting in Edinburgh, Edinburgh's healthy rental market, identity theft, Edinburgh Community Mediation Service and Housing Bill Q and As.
Inside Letting - Issue 5

In issue 4 you can read about the Housing (Scotland) Bill, an update about the Private Sector Leasing scheme, Islamic finance, the Tenements Act, learn more about the Edinburgh Landlord Accreditation scheme and gas safety.
Inside Letting - Issue 4

In issue 3 you can read feedback from the Private Rented Market Consultation Conference, energy saving tips, property and pensions and marketing your property.
Inside Letting - Issue 3

In issue 2 you can read about the Edinburgh Cyrenians and Smartmove Rent deposit Guarantee Scheme, isurance for landlords and deposits.
Inside Letting - Issue 2

In issue 1 you can read about Buy to Let mortgages, private renting and tax, statutory notices and local housing allowance.
Inside Letting - Issue 1

Disclaimer
The information contained in the attached pdfs is not intended to be regarded as legal advice or opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The council will accept no liability for any loss incurred arising from any error or omission contained within these pages. It is advised that you seek specific legal advice relating to your own situation from a solicitor.

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